Freediver Course

FreediverFreediver Course

Duration: 2 ½ days
Price: 5,500 baht

What better way to learn how to freedive than in the crystal clear, warm waters of Koh Tao?

The freediver course is the foundation of your freediving training. You will learn about the 4 core elements of free diving: how to conserve oxygen, use proper equalisation techniques, improve your flexibility, and how to freedive safely to depths of up to 20 meters (66ft). The freediver course guides students through a 3-phase process consisting of free diving theory, confined water skills and two open water freedive sessions.

Additional stretching and breathing sessions prepare you for your first freedive to learn the necessary relaxation, breathing and recovery techniques.

During the in water sessions you will gain experience in the free diving disciplines of dynamic apnea (DYN), constant weight (CWT) and free immersion (FIM). Learning and practicing the safety procedures for free diving will make you a comfortable and safe freediver.

Your instructor will accompany you at all times to give you personalised instruction and feedback.

No previous freediving or scuba dive experience is required to begin this course.

Upon completion of the course students will be certified to freedive to a depth of 20 meters (66ft) with a freedive buddy of equal or higher certification. The certification is valid for the rest of your life, meaning that you can freedive with any free diving centre, anywhere in the world!

After finishing the freediver course you can come on our training and fun dives around Koh Tao. To gain more experience as a freediver you can continue your education with our Advanced Freediver Course and learn how to go to a depth of 30 meters.

Itinerary – Freediver Course

Day 1 – 14:00 to 17:00
Academic Session I

Day 2 – 07:00 to 17:00
Confined Session I + II
Academic Session II
Quizzes and Exam
Open Water Session I

Day 3 – 06:30 to 12:00
Stretching & Breathing Session
Open Water Session II
Sign off & Certification

The course includes:

  • WSF / RAID freediver course e-manuals, quizzes and exam
  • WSF / RAID certification (upon completion of all requirements)
  • Rental of freedive equipment
  • Academic Sessions
  • Confined Water Session and two Open Water Sessions
  • Online freedive logbook
  • Roctopus taxi pick-up from the pier on arrival


  • Be at least 12 years of age (with written guardian consent if under the age of 18 years)
  • Be able to swim at least 200 meters / 218 yards non-stop without fins or buoyancy device
  • Complete all online registration requirements on the WSF training website
  • Have a completed medical history form showing no contra indications for Freediving activities or have a medical form signed by a licensed medical practitioner

If you would like your freedives filmed by our in house professional videographer, we offer this service for an additional fee. Check out Fat Fish movies on YouTube. Later that evening we meet up at our beach bar, Victor’s, for a special screening of your open water movie and to celebrate your first night as a fully certified freediver…Roctopus style.

We can arrange accommodation for you upon request. Have a look at our Accommodation pages for more info…

If you have any questions, please email us at

Hooked by your course and want to perfect your skills for better performance?

Extend your course by a day to focus on any of the following areas during our coaching sessions.

Dynamic training: With an additional confined session, we’ll work on your technique, buoyancy, control and positioning. With longer and more control dynamic apneas, you’ll be amazed at your open water performance.

Static Apnea workshop: we’ll guide you through a breath-hold workshop, getting your static apnea to 2-3 minutes or more!

Additional Open Water dive: craving more diving? Want to get those extra few meters? Head to another site and check out the reef and marine life? We’ll take you out for another session of coaching and fun diving!